Today I started work on my first “themed build”. It will have very little impact on how this site works, it just means I’ll have a number of related completions.
I’ve mentioned before a method to my madness if you pay attention to the “On My Workbench” header on the right side of this page. It is always three subjects I’m currently working on. Those subjects consist of a simple aircraft (mostly single engine fighters), a complex aircraft (most other aircraft), and a “miscellaneous”. Those miscellaneous have mostly been vehicles, and vehicles will still show up there on occasion; but it will also be my themed builds. This first build will be four aircraft; Messerschmitt Bf 108, Beechcraft UC-43, Polikarpov U-2 and PT-17 Kaydet. Just as I titled this, all light aircraft. I expect when this theme is complete I will have a concluding post to show the four I’ve built in addition to the normal subject post each model will get as its completed.
After the theme is done I expect to build a couple vehicles (which some readers have correctly observed are often loosely themed too, I love sorting and organizing things!) before I start the next theme.
Planned themes for the future are hypotheticals, float planes, and proto-types. Each theme will be four(ish) subjects (I do need to move on before I get bored!), and may be repeated later if I have more such subjects I want to do. I’m also thinking about doing type themes like Mustangs, Spitfires, Thunderbolts; or perhaps grouping some by group, ship, base, etc. As I mentioned several months back, I don’t have enough vehicles for that to always be my third subject. So I hope this idea will provide some extra interest to what’s coming next!
Yankee Air Museum, at Willow Run Airport, had a fun cars and planes event today, presumably to make up for this year’s cancelled air show.
I had some fears when I signed up, like I might feel silly with the only muscle car at a classic car event. But no, this is still the Motor City area, lots of all sorts. From a 1930 Chevy to a 1950 Studabaker, to a 2016 Morgan and all varieties in between. Including an assortment of Mustangs, Corvettes, MGs, Cobras and more modern muscle. Mine was the only Challenger I saw, but not the only 392 Hemi.